Kieran’s Story: Providing Protection for my Family with YuLife

We heard from YuLife super-user Kieran about why he loves the app. He shares how YuLife has helped boost his and his family’s overall wellbeing whilst providing an important sense of financial security.

Yugi the Giraffe - 22 September 2021

Financial wellbeing is so important for mental health. It's the big 'what if it's me' question that gets people worrying. And that’s why offering employee insurance products is such a great thing - sending a crystal clear signal that you care about protecting your people.

It's very hard to find peace of mind when you're concerned about money, which is why group life insurance is such a highly-valued employee benefit. Taking out an employee benefit like group life assurance means you've made a promise – if someone gets seriously ill or the worse happens, you’ll help look after their finances.

The YuLife app is the gateway to critical insurance products, but it's also a tool in itself to inspire healthy lifestyle changes, through the adoption of small, daily habits. We heard from Kieran Houghton, Trainee Management Accountant at Nice-Pak, about how the app has been fundamental in supporting his and his family’s wellbeing, as well as their peace of mind.

“It’s fantastic, I really enjoy the app. I’ve gotten into a routine with it and use it every day."

Nice-Pak is the world's most innovative wet wipe manufacturer, trusted by many of the biggest brands and retailers to deliver first-class products including baby wipes, cosmetic wipes, and household cleaning wipes for the family and home.​​

At Nice-Pak, they recognise that people are essential to their success. The senior leadership team constantly strives to support and empower employees, and this is much more than a nice sentiment. In fact, it is so embedded in their culture that in 2020, they partnered with YuLife to insure the lives and protect the wellbeing of their team.

Every day, employees at Nice-Pak are rewarded for healthy habits, like walking and meditating. Participating in a challenge, for instance, a 5 or 30-minute walk, rewards the employee with YuCoin - YuLife’s currency of wellbeing, which can be redeemed for vouchers at leading retailers.

Kieran himself is an avid YuLife user and has made a number of positive lifestyle changes as a result. “It’s fantastic, I really enjoy the app. I’ve gotten into a routine with it and use it every day. I really try to get as many steps in as possible and I’m now 3rd on the company leaderboard, averaging over 22,000 steps daily!”

He found that the walking challenges and steps leaderboard gave him the structure and motivation he needed to get away from the desk during the working week. “On my lunch break, I tend to go out and have a little walk and take the baby out in the pram. I often do this in the evenings too. I used to spend a lot of time at my desk and on my computer, but I’ve found that the healthy hobbies like walking are now taking president.”

Kieran also loves the focus on meditation within the app: “I’d heard of people practicing meditation but, prior to YuLife, I’d never given it a go. I tried it out with the YuLife app and it’s really stuck - I now use  Calm pretty much every day. It’s a great way to relax and have some ‘me time’ during a hectic day juggling work alongside four children.”

"I used to spend a lot of time at my desk and on my computer, but I’ve found that the healthy hobbies like walking are now taking president.”

As a YuLife advocate, Kieran is regularly trying out new features and encouraging his colleagues at Nice-Pak to make the most of the app. “I always stress to my colleagues how great it is and how well I’ve been doing with it. I do try and get people involved as I know it’s something they’ll really benefit from.”

Not only has YuLife had a positive impact on the wellbeing of Kieran’s wider team at work, but it’s inspired his partner and four young children to get on board with the healthy habits too: “I’ve most definitely noticed some big changes to our family lifestyle. I’ve drafted my partner and children into the walking and now they are invested in it as much as I am. Last Saturday we all did 22 km walk!”

What’s more, Kieran and his family really ​​value the peace of mind and sense of security that comes with having his life insured through YuLife. “Life insurance is such an important benefit to have and knowing that this is in place with Yulife is definitely reassuring, especially when having a young family.”

YuLife is a tech-driven insurance company on a mission to inspire life and turn financial products into a force for good. By harnessing the power of gamification and the latest behavioural science, YuLife rewards healthy living and puts everyday wellness within reach of everyone.

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